Teachers and Staff in Charter Schools

Teachers and staff in charter schools are joining together to build a network in which they can share ideas, pool professional resources, and speak out on important issues affecting their students, their schools, and their profession.

The Michigan Alliance of Charter Teachers & Staff (Michigan ACTS) is a local union affiliated with AFT Michigan that represents nearly 200 members in Metro Detroit Charter Schools.  Michigan ACTS has won contracts that improve job security, protect educator voices and ensure fair compensation.

Our chapters include:

  • The Arts Academy in the Woods Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff (AAW ACTS)
  • Cesar Chavez Academy Alliance of Teachers and Staff (CCA ACTS)
  • James & Grace Lee Boggs School Alliance of Teachers and Staff (The Boggs School ACTS).

Professional Development Opportunities

The Michigan ACTS professional development committee develops and supports professional teacher practices. Educators working in charter schools facilitate workshops on topics ranging from classroom management techniques, inquiry based learning, differentiated instruction and engaging parents as partners. We are currently creating our upcoming workshop schedule, please check back for more details.

If you are interested in forming a union at your charter school or becoming an At-large member of Michigan ACTS, please contact Nate Walker nwalker@aftmichigan.org, or call 313-393-2200.

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